Russell Contreras, AP – Why the Catholic Church hates Santa Muerte
WEDNESDAY 3/15 MIKE GALLAGHER, ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, Trump’s wall won’t stop illegal narcotics.
Dave talks with Foreign Policy energy reporter Keith Johnson about how changing oil prices affect politics.
Dave talks with Chris Sherman of the Associated Press about his investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico.
Dave talks with reporter Louisa Reynolds about the tumultuous summer of politics in Guatemala.
Dave talks with Molly Molloy, journalist and New Mexico State University scholar, about Latin America’s drug wars.
A Federal Judge slams the Dept of Homeland Security for breaking trust with a legal agreement on humanitarian treatment of undocumented children caught after they’ve crossed the US-Mexican border. Georgetown Univ Professor Susan Terrio has a new book and 8 years of research on the agreement and how US immigration authorities have failed to live up to it.
In the short-term, the global price of oil has been dropping sharply again for the past month, but in the long-term the oil and gas industry and its financial partners may be facing even more serious problems. UNM oil economist Janie Chermak says this might be good news for Chaco Canyon.
Long-time Vatican journalist John Thavis on the new Pope Francis and his statements on physical, environmental and moral issues “How we treat each other reflects in how we treat our environment.”
New revelations of government corruption have brought tens of thousands of protestors to the streets of Guatemala and Honduras. Their demands? the political leadership should go and democracy should be made real. Guatemala-based reporter Louisa Reynolds on the hopes for a Central American Spring.
Dave talks with investigative reporter Joseph Reporter about the Mexican government shutting down a freight train of illegal immigration.
Mexico is headed in 2 opposite directions at once, and as you might expect, it’s tearing the country apart. Even as the economy grows and more Mexicans are reaching middle-class lives, governance and rule of law are worsening, and an angry population is losing faith in government and its leaders. Roderic Camp, one of America’s leading scholars of Mexico joins the conversation.